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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 13:20:43 +1000
  • Message-id: <44557E8B.4070509@xxxxxxxxxx>
elefino wrote:
On Sunday 30 April 2006 02:34, Basil Chupin wrote:

Welllll....... Here in the US we've been selling our wine and whiskey
in liters for quite some time now, and that's certainly more important
than gasoline or oil.

Bob S.

Now there is another thing.... "liters" instead of (in proper English)
"litres" and "center" instead of (in proper English) "centre".

Um, that'd be the proper _French_ spelled approximately as she is pronounced, no?

Unless, perhaps, you are saying that your proper h'english pronunciation is LIT-rez?

At least "liter" has a chance of sounding a bit like "LEE-turs", which is how most English(like) speakers actually pronounce it.

Oh, wait... I forgot. Y'all would be the folks who pronounce something
"chumley" and then spell it Chalmonderleigh or some such.

Kevin (Ottawa, Canada)
I've got no problems with the claim that it originates from French, although the French adopted it from the Greek word 'litra'. 'Metre' is actually French 'metre' so I am more than happy that both 'litre' and 'metre' (and 'centre' for that matter) come from an old and grand language. But 'liter' (a misspelt 'litter'?), 'center' and 'meter'...... I ask you!



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